genetic code

German: genetischer Code
Japanese: 遺伝コード

Genetics. The sequence of nucleotides in DNA or RNA that determines the specific amino acid sequence in the synthesis of proteins. The genetic code is based on 64 triplets of nucleotides (codons) that correspond to 20 amino acids. It is the biochemical basis of heredity. Nearly all living organisms use the same genetic code.

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